Neil Rogers is Toast. Fuck the FCC. Fuck Beasley Broadcasting.
WQAM- 560 just announced that Neil Rogers is leaving the station for good. Rogers was suspended in May when he said "Fuck Joe Bell," on the air.
Bell, the station's general manager, had fired Rogers' producer and fill-in host, Jorge Rodriguez, the week before. Callers were angry. Beasley Broadcasting, which owns the station, had sent in a lawyer, Joyce Fitch, to investigate.
Henceforth the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. slot will be filled by sports talk. We definitely need more of that. Rogers will "consult," according to a press release.
Funny thing is, Rogers -- a South Florida icon for as long as I can remember -- lives in Toronto. He has done his show from his living room in the frosty north for quite a while.
Neil, we salute you. Fuck the FCC. Fuck Beasley. Fuck Bell.
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